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Halloween Tips and Tricks

The mythology of the werewolf can be traced back as far as the 16th century. It became part of European folklore with especially strong ties to Germany and Austria. In America, Michigan holds some of the earliest tales of these shape-shifting creatures known as the Loup-Garu.

The more modern version of The Werewolf started with the classic black and white films of the 1930s and 40s. First played by Henry Hull, and later more famously by Lon Chaney Jr. The Werewolf also seems to be a favorite in the world of rock & roll songs.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Of Wolf and Man – Metallica:   With lyrics that include Bright is the moon, high in starlight. Chill in the air cold as steel tonight we shift. Call of the wild, Fear in your eyes. It’s later than you realized.” There is no way to mistake what the song is about. Shape-shift indeed.

Metallica - Of Wolf and Man

Band: Metallica (1981) Country of origin: USA Album: Metallica (The Black Album) (1991) Genre: Thrash metal/Heavy metal/Speed metal/Hard rock Lead vocals: James Hetfield Film: "Underworld: Rise of the Lycans" (New Zealand/USA 2009) My other video clips are available here: https://www.youtube.com/user/MetalComrade https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jankler+tv

Bark at the Moon – Ozzy Osbourne:   I once read it took 9 hours to glue all the real human hair onto Ozzy for the official video. That is commitment my friends. The song also includes some of the finest guitar work in any Ozzy song period…and you don’t just sing along you howl along….Screams (certainly do) break the Silence.

Bark at the Moon

Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment Bark at the Moon · Ozzy Osbourne Bark At The Moon (Expanded Edition) ℗ 1983 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment Released on: 1992-10-26 Background Vocal, Guitar: Jake E.

Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon:   Sure It falls on the fun, happy, let’s go collect some candy side of Halloween, not the classic horror/Haunted House side but who can resist a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand?

Werewolves Of London

Album - Excitable Boy 1978 Warren Zevon - Vocals, Piano Waddy Wachtel - Guitar, Producer Mick Fleetwood - Drums John McVie - Bass Written by Warren Zevon, Waddy Wachtel, Leroy P. Marinell Video by Nina

Wolf Moon – Type O-Negative:   Welcome to the dark yet romantic side of being cursed. You knew if such a thing existed, Type O would be the ones to find it.

Type o Negative-Wolf Moon (with lyrics)

I do not own the music or the pictures used to make this clip. Sorry for the late subtitles, this is my first clip:) Promise next one will be better! Blessed Be!!:) Oh, and yes, I know this song is not about wolves ;) You know what it is about...

Run With the Wolf – Rainbow:   Nobody can sell myths, legends and a fantastical setting like the great Ronnie James Dio…. Sing along There’s a hole in the sky. Something evil’s passing by. What’s to come when the siren calls you go? To run with the wolf?”

Rainbow - Run with the Wolf

"Run with the Wolf" is the second track of Rainbow's second album, Rising (1976). Ronnie James Dio - lead vocals Ritchie Blackmore - guitar Tony Carey - keyboards Jimmy Bain - bass Cozy Powell - drums with Munich Philharmonic Orchestra - Strings, Horn Fritz Sonnleitner - Concert Master Rainer Pietsch - Conductor RIP Ronnie James Dio m/ I claim no rights to this song.

Fort Six & 2 – Tool:   While technically not a werewolf song, it is a song whose lyrics can easily be seen as one. Interpretation as they say is up to the listener. I read these very much like a man bitten in the light of the full moon. I’ve been crawling on my belly, clearing out what could’ve been. I’ve been wallowing in my own chaotic insecure delusions. I wanna feel the change consume me, Feel the outside turning in. I wanna feel the metamorphosis and cleansing I’ve endured in”.

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My shadow's Shedding skin and I've been picking Scabs again. I'm down Digging through My old muscles Looking for a clue. I've been crawling on my belly Clearing out what could've been. I've been wallowing in my own confused And insecure delusions For a piece to cross me over Or a word to guide me in.

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